make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

NC woman accused of using hatchet to rob, kill man

READ MORE:

KENLY, NC (AP) -- A North Carolina woman has been arrested and accused of using a hatchet to rob and kill an 80-year-old man in his home earlier this year. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that 37-year-old Crystal D. Worley of Selma was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

She's accused of using a hatchet to rob and kill James E. Cooper at his home in Kenly on June 6. An autopsy says Cooper died from a blow to the head.

Johnston County sheriff's spokeswoman Tammy Amaon says Worley had befriended Cooper and had been to his house to clean and do yard work.

Arrest warrants state that Worley took a black onyx ring and Cooper's wallet, which had $526.

It was unclear if Worley has a lawyer.

---
Information from: The News & Observer, http://www.newsobserver.com

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.

»

Reply

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
CAPTCHA
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.